"Fitz Hugh was born in the midst of the early agitation of the Slavery question, and was named for one of Gerrit Smith's family.... Fitz Hugh's father said that when but two years old, Fitz Hugh 'would climb upon the breakfast table and eat Cayenne pepper from the castor!'"
SOURCE:
Carpenter, Frank B. "In Memoriam. -- Fitz Hugh Ludlow, as He Was Known by a Friend. -- Interesting and Fresh Personal Reminiscences. -- The Faithful Record of a Broken Career. -- Ludlow's Weak and Strong Points" The Evening Mail, December ? 1870, col. 1
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